Festival@First 6: Tables Turned

directed by Renée Johnson


Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 8pm

Friday, July 24, 2009 at 8pm

Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 8pm

Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 3pm

Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 8pm

Friday, July 31, 2009 at 8pm

Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 8pm


Festival@First 6: Tables Turned was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.

Cupid's Beau

by Babs Lindsay

directed by Purnima Baldwin

rehearsal assistant Jenny Gutbezahl

Boy meets girl. Girl falls for boy. Peter and Lacey seem like average people looking to add the spark back into their lives. Or are they? This play explores one afternoon at a coffee shop in which two people engage in what seems like ordinary courtship.



Andrew Gerst

Katie Mallinson

Breakfast with Warhol

by Christopher Lockheardt

directed by Andrew Lebrun

rehearsal assistant Nellie Farrington

Morning in a typical family kitchen....complete with audience participation...



Leslie Drescher

Amy Sonnanstine

The Usual

by Babs Lindsay

directed by Bobbi Woodward

rehearsal assistant Shelley MacAskill

After getting some bad news, all Clark wants is a little compassion...and a baked potato. Staci, his no-nonsense waitress, is not inclined to give him either.



Andrew Hicks

Julia Tenney

Not Funny

by Chris Lockheardt

directed by Jude Shabry

Stabbing is no laughing matter, except when it is. Emily and Brad work out some relationship issues while he exsanguinates. It's funnier than you think.



Michael Dewberry

Elizabeth Leonard

Helluva Poker Face

by Chris Lockheardt

directed by Mikey DiLoreto

rehearsal assistant Kristina Wilburn

Have you ever been so stuck in a routine that it scares you? What if the "scary part" was an intimidating friend name Cam and that routine was simply a poker game? Watch as four friends, who know way too much about each other (especially their weaknesses), try to sway each other to succumb to the scariest intangible of all...chance! Place your bets and see if you can keep your game face on.





Jess Viator

Brie Frame

Sylvine Raverdy

Renée Johnson

Canyon's Edge

by Babs Lindsay

directed by Nick Zendzian & Amy Lee Bennett

rehearsal assistant Danielle Brennan

At the edge of the Grand Canyon, an older couple comforts a young woman struggling over whether to leave her husband; but when it comes to love and marriage, there are no easy answers.




Brian Edgar

Laurie Brackett

Cheryl Bellows

Season's Greetings

by Chris Lockheardt

directed by Jennifer Cseh

rehearsal assistant Sean Thibodeau

Three coworkers explore their feelings about 9/11 several years later and wonder if they'll ever be free to move on from the fear and sadness of that day. (Please note that this play does contain some gentle black humor.) World Premiere Performance!




Brian Rust

Alyssa Osiecki

Katherine Bryant

Dan in the Lion's Den

by Mare Freed

directed by Mare Freed

rehearsal assistant Jay Sekora

Not your average day at the zoo. When Dan (a non-appearing character) jumps into the lion enclosure to realize his dream of hanging out with lions, his family must frantically convince him to return to safety. Or must they? World Premiere Performance!




Kerri Babish

Lou Lim

Juliet Bowler

Production Team

Festival Director

Producer/House Manager

Stage Manager

Technical Director

Set Designer

Lighting Designer

Light Board Op

Sound Designer/Board Op

Props Coordinator

Costume & Make-Up Designer

Run Crew

Publicity Coordinator

Ad Sales Coordinator

Graphic Designer

Renée Johnson

Chris DeKalb

Shelley MacAskill

James Scheffler

Jo Guthrie

Giles Hall

Judy Yen

Daniel O'Rourke

Melissa Vaillancourt

Robin Colleen Moore

Jay Sekora

Noe Kamelamela

Wendy Fields

Beckie Hunter

Heidi Clark

Grace Liang